WE DELIVER CONSISTENT, HIGH-QUALITY CHERRIES
Rivermaid Trading Company cherries are grown by the most experienced farmers who produce the best quality fruit. Our expert field staff works in concert with our growers to deliver maximum quality and size.
Our sorting system uses superior Ellipse software technology and the most experienced operators to determine brix, firmness and color. This allows us to deliver to customers reliable, consistent, high-quality cherries in a variety of pack styles from boxes to clamshells and bags. Learn more here.
The Bing is the most popular cherry with consumers and the most dominant variety in the industry. It has red/mahogany-colored skin and flesh. The stone is relatively small, while the fruit itself is relatively large, crisp, firm, very sweet and juicy. Rivermaid Trading Company’s Bing crop is harvested in its Lodi, California orchards.
The Brooks variety is a large form red cherry with a red skin and a reddish-pink flesh. It is sweet, rich and well balanced with a firmness close to that of the Bing. It is very tolerant of hot climates, which is why it is the first Rivermaid Trading Company variety to ripen in California’s Southern Central Valley.
The Coral cherry has a similar sweetness to the Bing. It is a lower acid cherry with a dark flesh. Like the Bing, The Coral can also be quite large relative to other varieties. The California Coral season is approximately the same as the California Bing, Chelan and Garnet season.
Ranier Season: Late May – Mid-June
This cherry is recognizable by its golden/pink blushed skin color. It’s a finely textured variety with firm, clear flesh and colorless juice. The Rainier offers consumers a firm cherry that has a very sweet, delicate flavor. Like the Bing, Rivermaid Trading Company’s Rainier crop is harvested in its Lodi, California orchards.
The Chelan is a medium sized cherry with a mahogany red skin and medium to dark flesh much like the Bing. The Chelan is not quite as sweet as a Bing but it is an excellent eating cherry. It is harvested approximately the same time as Rivermaid Trading Company’s California Bing.
The Tulare cherry is another early season variety that ripens a week to ten days before the Bing. It has a dark red color and sweet flavor yet does not have the firmness of the Bing. Like the Brooks, the Tulare is a hot retail item that builds consumer interest in cherries just before the Bing harvest.
Garnet Season: Mid-May – Early June
Harvested during the early part of the Bing Season, Garnets are an excellent eating, medium sized cherry. They have a mahogany red skin like the Bing yet the flesh is not quite as sweet as the Bing.
Rivermaid cherries are full of vitamins, nutrients and a wide range of health benefits.
Cherries are perfect for snacking right out of hand. But for those who desire a little more adventure and creativity with their cherries…